Weton le Wold, Stone Age axe
The site of Welton le Wold is one of the most important in the East Midlands for the study of the sequences of Ice Age glaciation in the region and the presence of early hominins.
This Palaeolithic handaxe is one of three discovered at the site in 1973 by Allan Straw and Chris Alabaster, and represents one of the oldest hominin tools known from the county.
Even more important is the fact that it comes from a site that has also produced animal remains, and is a probable hunting and butchery site.
Courtesy of Lincolnshire County Council, The Collection
Welton le Wold, Stone Age axe, Palaeolithic, Allan Straw, Chris Alabaster